I am wondering... my child has the 'opportunity' to play before a group of judges who need students to 'judge' so they can come to an agreement on the criteria for levels of playing.
My kid is quite young and I would like to know some opinions on whether we should do this. I would not want to taint my child's future at such an early age as I feel that because these would be the same judges who determine the pass or fail of my children at future graduations, knowing that judges are extremely subjective, they hold the fate of my kids in their hands.
Sorry this is so poorly worded. I realize this seems like it may not be appropriate at this forum but I think it is a big decision. Our teacher does not think so, however. He feels that judges are impartial and it does not matter if they have seen a performer before, they judge on the performance, and all comments they provide during this 'practice' exam will be passed onto us.
What would you do and what would someone so accomplished as Mr. Bell do, given this opportunity? Would you play for these judges so they can practice 'examining' or not? I have every confidence that my child will perform well but I don't have full confidence in the judges....
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